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Accident: 202685897 - Employee Suffers Cardiac Arrest From Electrical Shock

Accident: 202685897 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 12/03/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31693958612/03/20121799Westwood Farm Inc
An incident occurred while Employee #1 and two coworkers were using a truck mounted crane to aid in the repair of the silo grain elevator. While hoisting material, one coworker, the crane operator, was engaged in conversation with the other coworker. While hoisting the material the crane contacted a nearby energized powerline. The crane operator received no injuries, as he was on the crane and not in contact with the ground. Employee #1, however, received an electrical shock that sent him into cardiac arrest. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and treated. The extent of the Employee #1's injuries were cardiac arrest and minor burns on his hands and feet.
Keywords: burn, heart, heart attack, electrocuted, truck, hand, crane, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316939586 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Farmers, except horticultural FallDist:
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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